Southern to square off against Rhoades for Prestige FC featherweight title

Kurt Southern celebration
Kurt Southern celebration

From Prestige FC:

Organization’s first championship fight atop March 12th card

Prestige FC’s first title fight has been set as Kurt “The Hurt” Southern will battle Nick “Nyquil” Rhoads for the belt at Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation.

Their featherweight championship fight tops the card that will take place on Saturday, March 12th in Regina – the ‘Queen City’ – and capital of Saskatchewan. The event will air live on The Fight Network as well as Saskatchewan’s Access 7.

Rhoads (8-2) rides a five-fight winning streak into the showdown highlighted by a first-round TKO finish of Thomas Schulte. A native of Tucson, Arizona, who is under the tutelage of MMA icon Thomas “Wildman” Denny, Rhoads’ record boasts four victories coming via submission.

Southern (14-6) enters the title fight coming off a highly successful debut in the featherweight division as he notched a first-round tapout win and Submission of the Night honors by besting Daniel Swain at Prestige FC 1 in October. With the verdict, Southern, who hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, vaulted up the Fight Matrix ranking, becoming the number-one ranked featherweight in Canada and inside the world’s top 100. Southern boasts notable career wins over Mukai Maromo, Jonatas Novaes, and Brad Cardinal.

“This is a fantastic matchup and certainly befitting of being the inaugural title fight in Prestige FC history,” said Cord Crowthers, CEO & Matchmaker of Prestige FC.

“Kurt Southern has quickly become a force to be reckoned with at 145 pounds and Nick Rhoads is fast-rising talent on a hot streak. Both guys wasted no time in agreeing to the fight which proves they are very confident in their abilities. They are type of fighters that Prestige FC wants and they are very worthy of squaring off for the belt.”

More bouts will be added to the Prestige FC 2 very shortly as fighters from across Canada and the United States have stepped up to express major interest in being part of the event. Already slated for the card are two of Canada’s top prospects bantamweight Brad Katona and welterweight Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz, both out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

An advance sale of VIP Tables and General Admission tickets is under way now and available by calling (306) 580-0340. More ticket sales information will come shortly.

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